United Arab Emirates

geographical name \ˈtrü-shəl\\ō-ˈmän, -ˈman\
variants: or formerly

Trucial States

\ˈtrü-shəl\play or

Trucial Oman

\ō-ˈmän, -ˈman\play

Definition of United Arab Emirates

  1. country in northeastern Arabia on the Persian Gulf between Qatar and Oman capital Abu Dhabi area 32,278 square miles (83,600 square kilometers), population 7,000,000 The United Arab Emirates is a republic composed of seven sheikhdoms (Abu Dhabi, ʽAjman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, Ra's al Khaymah, and Umm al Qaywayn) formerly under British protection.

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